Rigorous scientific observations are necessary for effective
conservation planning. Bird Studies Canada uses sound investigative
science to "get questions answered" for bird conservation. To
achieve this, BSC manages data collection at many scales, carries
out rigorous analysis of these data, then provides this information
in a useable form to managers, decision makers, and the broader
Our research covers a wide range of species and topics at local,
regional, national, and international levels. Many of the projects
involve data collection by "citizen scientists." We encourage
you to investigate these volunteer-based programs through the
"Volunteer Programs" menu to the left. Much of our "in-house"
research is contained within this "BSC Research" section.